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Article: Historic Period / Treaties

Treaty 8 was signed between her gracious majesty the queen of great Britain and Ireland, by her commissioners the Honourable David Laird of Winnipeg, Manitoba , Indian Commissioner for the said province and the Northwest Territories; James Andrew Joseph McKenna, of Ottawa. Ontario, Esquire, and the honourable James Hamilton Ross, of Regina, in the Northwest Territories of the part and the Cree, Beaver, Denesøine people in the area. Treaty 10 was signed in The year was 1899, and the Dene people still depended on the caribou and fish and evry form of wildlife for their subsistence.